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    JILL Biden looks unrecognizable in this throwback photo she shared on Twitter. The first lady tweeted out an old photo of herself in August 2020 with a caption stating that she'll "always be that girl from Philly." 3In the throwback, a young Jill Biden has long blond hair and is wearing a flowy, 70s-esque shirtCredit: Instagram / Jill Biden 3Jill Biden is the first first lady to have a full-time job while juggling her duties at the White HouseCredit: AFP In the throwback posted ahead of her speech at the Democratic National Convention, a young Jill has long blond hair and is wearing a flowy, 70s-esque shirt. The Pennsylvania native paired a nostalgic caption with the aged photo. "As I prepare to speak at the Democratic National Convention this week, it's hard not to think about where I come from," Biden wrote. Later that week, the former second lady gave a virtual speech at the DNC on the night that her husband Joe Biden was formally nominated to challenge former President Donald Trump. She said of her husband in the speech,...
    First Lady Jill Biden is readying for a critical role in the upcoming midterm elections, announcing Wednesday she is hiring a communications specialist to refine her messaging of Democratic policy. Axios reported her office hired Kelsey Donahue to join an expanding East Wing team. An alum of the Obama administration, Donahue worked as then-first lady Michelle Obama’s assistant press secretary between January 2015 and January 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile as seen by the Hill. Donahue will oversee Biden’s digital media efforts and help drive public engagement communications, according to Axios. Michael LaRosa, the first lady’s spokesperson, told Axios “We are excited for Kelsey to join our small but nimble team!” There are currently three members of the first lady’s communications team, according to the outlet. Donahue is currently employed by social media company Snap Inc., and previously served as the director of communications at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. Jill Biden has previously set out to help her husband in his day-to-day engagements, although with mixed success. .@JoeBiden: "You know, theres that great philosopher, and he talked about, Jill...
    Jill Biden sent a thank you note to the nation on Thursday - the one year annivesary of Joe Biden's presidency and her tenure as first lady - as she continues her role as 'healer in chief.' Biden, 70, offer of kind words and the public gesture has been emblematic of her time in the White House, from posting heart-shaped signs on the North Lawn on Valentine's Day to using her platform as first lady to visit those in need - whether they voted for her husband or not. She has visited COVID clinics, schools, and cancer hospitals - in red states and blue ones. And she's looking to step up her outreach in the coming year. 'To All Americans: Thank you. You continue to inspire us and we're working hard for you every day. XO, Jill,' she wrote in the note posted to her social media accounts on Thursday.  Written in her handwriting, it was dated January 20, 2021 and was on her monogrammed stationary. 'One year ago, we began a journey towards healing together. You continue to inspire us, and...
    PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — First Lady Jill Biden will appear with Gov. Phil Murphy at Bergen Community College on Thursday in Paramus. Dr. Biden will discuss new resources and services offered to students and their families as part of the American Rescue Plan. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona will be joining the First Lady. Dr. Biden has an extensive education background and is currently a professor of writing at Northern Virginia Community College.
    (CNN)First lady Jill Biden visited Kentucky last Friday, a state that her husband, President Joe Biden, did not win in the 2020 election. Not that she cared. She was there to check in on victims of last month's deadly tornadoes, which ripped through Bowling Green, taking down houses, gutting businesses and killing nearly 80 people in the state.Biden was there as compassionate sweeper, following up on the President's December visit to the state, during which he said he was in it with Kentuckians "for the long haul," as long as it took to rebuild. And so here was the first lady, putting that promise to pass. "You have never left our thoughts," she said during remarks at a local disaster recovery center. "As we held our holiday dinner, as we said our Christmas prayers, the families of Kentucky were on our minds." Shortly thereafter, Biden capped another of more than two dozen 10-hour days of prep and travel, hustling back to her government jet via motorcade, for the flight out of the 35th state she has visited in the one...
    First lady Jill BidenJill BidenHarris invokes MLK in voting rights push, urges Senate to 'do its job' The Hill's 12:30 Report: Djokovic may not compete in French Open over vaccine requirement The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE is adding to her communications team as the East Wing prepares for November’s midterm elections. Axios reported on Wednesday that the first lady’s office hired Kelsey Donahue to join the communications team. An alum of the Obama administration, Donahue worked as then-first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMichelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle The Memo: 2024 chatter reveals Democratic nervousness MORE’s assistant press secretary between January 2015 and January 2017, according to her LinkedIn profile. Donahue will oversee Biden’s digital media efforts and help bolster her issue portfolio and public-engagement communications, according to Axios. The official White House website says Biden "continues her work for education, military families, and fighting cancer" as first lady. Biden is also a writing professor at...
    JILL Biden’s critics have claimed the First Lady has had a difficult year with broken promises and her “abusive” office being compared to The Devil Wears Prada. We outline some of the key moments the wife of President Joe Biden has endured in the past 12 months. 5The first lady says she has taken on a 'healing' role while at the White HouseCredit: Getty 5Jill Biden pushed for free access to community colleges but, so far, hasn't seen it happenCredit: AFP Jill Biden, 70, who also works as a professor of English, was said to be ruffled when a top aide in her office was accused of “berating” other staffers and creating an abusive office environment. Anthony Bernal was accused in August last year of having a “mean streak” that had made co-workers cry and it was claimed he bad-mouthed other members of "Team Jill" behind their backs. Bernal holds major influence as he controls planning for Jill’s speeches and events, as well as dealing with political requests, according to Politico.  Bernal is extremely loyal to the first lady, said the report, yet interviews...
    The Associated Press raised eyebrows on Monday in a profile highlighting Jill Biden's first year as the First Lady.  "Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says ‘healing’ a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too," the AP began its article.  AP TELLS STAFF TO 'AVOID EMPHASIZING COVID CASE COUNTS AMID SHIFT IN COVERING PANDEMIC Biden spoke with the AP after visiting families affected by wildfires in Colorado, telling the news wire service, "I didn’t kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so much as a nation." President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, July 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) (AP) The first lady additionally told the AP, "I would want to know that my president and first lady cared about me… I think that’s an important part of what I do. I mean, just helping people through the tough times." "Her...
    First Lady Jill Biden has given an interview to mark the end of her first year in the White house, detailing the tough tasks demanded by her self-defined role of “healing” the nation while at the same time giving hugs, love and understanding to those she can reach out to. The community college teacher told the Associated Press she found herself taking on a role of universal caring that “I didn’t kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so much as a nation.” Biden was interviewed January 8 on the sundeck near a swimming pool at a Las Vegas hotel a day after she and the president comforted families in Louisville, Colorado, where a huge swath of homes burned to the ground in a late December wildfire, according to AP. Jill Biden circles the wagons around Anthony Fauci as calls for his ouster grow amid his email scandal. https://t.co/cVkXvHIblv — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) June 5, 2021 Biden, 70, hugged people “as they stood in front of the charred ruins of their lives and later offered...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Her husband campaigned to help unite the country, but Jill Biden says “healing” a nation wounded by a deadly pandemic, natural and other disasters and deep political polarization is among her chief roles as first lady, too. Wrapping up a year in which she saw herself as a key member of President Joe Biden’s team, the first lady told The Associated Press that she found herself taking on a role that “I didn’t kind of expect, which was like a healing role, because we’ve faced so much as a nation.” Jill Biden spoke sitting in the sunshine near a swimming pool at a Las Vegas hotel a day after she and the president comforted families in Louisville, Colorado, where a huge swath of homes burned to the ground in a late December wildfire. She hugged people as they stood in front of the charred ruins of their lives and later offered public condolences for dogs and other pets killed in the blaze. Such trips offer increasingly rare opportunities for the White House to step out...
    First Lady Jill BidenJill BidenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: 2021 ends with 40-year inflation high Death certificate reveals Betty White died six days after a stroke Biden addresses Coloradans after wildfires: 'Incredible courage and resolve' MORE marked the start of Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend by volunteering at a recovery center in Kentucky on Friday to help out the community after the deadly tornados in the state. “As we held our holiday dinner, as we said our Christmas prayers, the families of Kentucky were on our minds. And today, at the start of MLK Day weekend, a time where we come together to serve in our own ways, helping build Dr. King's Beloved Community, I want you to know that we are going to keep that promise,” Biden said. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, is also officially designated as a national day of service.  Ninety people have been confirmed dead as a result of the tornadoes, which ripped through eight states last month on what is believed to be the deadliest December day of storms in U.S. history.  ...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Leaders, including the First Lady, are expressing their condolences and shock following the deadly fire Wednesday morning at two Philadelphia Housing Authorities apartments, leaving 12 people dead. Seven of those victims were children. Mayor Jim Kenney’s emotion-charged words at a mid-morning press conference emphasized those children who were killed, saying, “This is without a doubt, one of the most tragic days in our city’s history. Loss of so many people in such a tragic way. I don’t have much more to say other than please keep all these people and these children in your prayers.” READ MORE: 'Sisters, Nieces And Nephews': Loved Ones Heartbroken After 12 Killed In Fairmount Fire“Losing so many kids is just devastating. Keep these babies in your prayers,” he said. He followed up the statement with a tweet soon after. This morning, @PhillyFireDept responded to a fatal house fire on the 800 block of N. 23rd St. We are devastated by the tragic loss of life–several of whom were children–and my thoughts are with the families and loved ones of the victims....
    First Lady Jill Biden will travel to Kentucky on Thursday alongside federal officials to meet and comfort those most impacted by the deadly tornadoes that tore through the state last month. “First Lady Jill Biden and Deputy FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] Administrator Erik Hooks will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky where they will join Governor Andy Beshear (D)  and First Lady Britainy Beshear to survey recovery efforts following the devastation from recent tornadoes,” the White House said in a statement. “The First Lady will highlight the partnership between federal and local agencies that ensures Kentuckians are receiving the aid and relief they need,” the statement added, the Hill reports. As Breitbart News reported, the tornadoes left catastrophic destruction in their wake when they hit last month. In the days that followed, President Joe Biden flew to the devastated areas to offer his support only to be met by an indifferent welcome from locals. As Biden exited his motorcade upon arrival in Mayfield, Kentucky, two people shouted “Let’s go, Brandon!” according to reporters on the scene. "Lets Go, Brandon!" Bidens Warm Welcome As...
    First lady Jill BidenJill BidenSouth Africa's president bids farewell to Tutu, 'our moral compass,' at state funeral Bidens react to Betty White's death: 'A lovely lady' Betty White dies at 99 on New Year's Eve MORE will make a visit to Kentucky on Thursday to accompany state and federal officials as they survey the damage from the tornados that tore through the state last month. "First Lady Jill Biden and Deputy FEMA Administrator Erik Hooks will travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky where they will join Governor Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear to survey recovery efforts following the devastation from recent tornadoes," the White House said in a statement. "The First Lady will highlight the partnership between federal and local agencies that ensures Kentuckians are receiving the aid and relief they need." During her visit, Biden will see neighborhoods damaged by the storms as well as visit a FEMA State Disaster Recovery Center. The tornado that ripped through eight states last month is believed to be the deadliest December day of storms in U.S. history, with 90 confirmed deaths. President BidenJoe BidenBiden tells Zelensky US,...
    President Joe Biden paid tribute to beloved Golden Girls star Betty White who died at the age of 99 on Friday, calling her a 'lovely lady.' He spoke to reporters after enjoying a New Year's Eve lunch with first lady Jill at a seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware.  'That's a shame. She was a lovely lady. ... 99 years old,' said the president when told of the actress's death. 'As my mother would say, "God love her."'  Jill Biden added: 'Who didn't love her? We're so sad about her death.' The first couple are spending the new year holiday at their home just outside Wilmington.  Their motorcade pulled up at Banks' Seafood Kitchen, a popular spot on the city's riverside walk, at about 1:30pm. They spoke to reporters as they left to return home about an hour later. The president and first lady paid tribute to Betty White, who died on Friday, when they spoke to reporters after having a new year's eve lunch at a seafood restaurant in Wilmington, Delaware Biden also hinted he might visit Colorado, which has been...
    CBS2 News This Morning’s Suzanne Marques was in Washington, D.C., to interview First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Follow along with her experiences here. By Suzanne Marques READ MORE: LA Continue Sees Huge Spikes In Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19WASHINGTON (CBSLA) – Thank you everyone who watched the White House Christmas special! Here’s some behind the scenes dish! Have you seen the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? Gene Wilder appears as Willy Wonka. He has a hitch in his step, and his cane gets stuck in the pavement cracks. He freefalls into a somersault and then jumps up gracefully to the applause of the crowd. He told NPR’s Fresh Air, the grand entrance was necessary “because from that time on, no one will know whether I’m lying or telling the truth.” The White House looks nothing like the Chocolate Factory unless you count the pile of faux red presents with purple ribbon at the entrance for Christmas. But I felt like Charlie with the golden ticket. The First Lady invited a handful of journalists from around the country. One from each...
    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden sent their Christmas well-wishes in a pair of Twitter photos on Saturday, showing the couple in front of a fireplace fireplace and another mantelpiece displaying their grandchildren's stockings.  The names of their grandchildren, Natalie, 17, Finnegan, 21, Navy, 3, Naomi, 27, Robert II, 15, and Maisy, 20, were decorated on the stockings hanging behind them. 'From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! May your time with loved ones be filled with warmth, comfort, and joy this holiday season,' the POTUS's tweet read. He wore his usual navy suit, a crisp white shirt and blue tie, while Jill looked immaculate in an off-white wool dress with gold details.  Biden will be spending the holiday with his family at the White House, per reports.  Just a day before, Biden once again boasted his love of chocolate chip ice cream in a letter to Santa Claus in his first Christmas Eve message as president.  Pictured: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden sending their Christmas well-wishes in a pair of Twitter photos on Saturday The...
    By Alexandra Jaffe | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden brought some Christmas Eve cheer to hospitalized children who aren’t well enough to go home for the holidays. It’s longstanding tradition for first ladies to visit Children’s National Hospital at Christmastime, but Joe Biden’s visit on Friday was a surprise. It marked the first time that a sitting president had joined the fun, the White House said. It wasn’t the only tradition that the president joined in on Friday. Jill Biden answered calls to the the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Santa tracking service, another longstanding tradition for first ladies, and she was joined by Biden for the calls. At the hospital, the Bidens spoke with a group of children making lanterns as part of a winter craft project, asking each one what they drew on their lanterns. Some drew family, snowmen or other holiday-themed art. They both spoke to a child who said the hospital “helped him when he was down.” “Well we hope we’re bringing you some joy today,” Jill Biden responded....
    President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., on Friday to greet patients, families, and staff. The president and Dr. Biden were greeted by hospital officials and patients, according to footage of the event posted to social media. They visited with the children as they created winter craft projects, and Jill Biden read a copy of Olaf's Night Before Christmas out loud. USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL RESIGNS IN PROTEST UPENN'S TRANSGENDER SWIMMER Each child was given a copy of the book by the Walt Disney Company so they could follow along with the first lady, according to a press release. Celebrating with the patients and families at Children's National Hospital is a tradition of first ladies, and this is Jill Biden's third visit to the facility as first lady. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER This year is reportedly the first time a sitting president participated in the celebration. News Joe Biden Christmas Jill Biden First Lady
                 First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff, visited a children’s COVID vaccine clinic and Waukesha City Hall during their Wisconsin trip Wednesday. This was the first visit from anyone in the White House following the Waukesha parade tragedy. Emhoff and Biden visited the memorial for the murdered victims from the Waukesha parade killing. WISN 12 reported that Biden had a moment of silence and left a flower bouquet at the memorial. Suspect Darrell Edward Brooks allegedly killed six people and wounded 62 others in late November after he allegedly plowed a car through a Christmas parade in Waukesha. Emhoff and Biden met with four of the families of the murdered individuals in closed-door meetings. Emhoff was “emotional” during their stories. “Waukesha, Wisconsin now holds a special place in my heart. I’m never going to forget the people that I just met, the stories I just heard, and the strength that I just witnessed here,” he said. “As a father and as a son, it’s really impossible to meet these families and not think about...
    Waukesha, Wisconsin (CNN)First lady Jill Biden wants the American people to know that the first family is there for them.On a day when she and her husband visited two states that experienced vastly different, but nonetheless stunning, tragedies, the first lady told CNN in an exclusive interview that the Bidens want to be there when communities need to heal. "I think we do that by showing up. And Joe was showing up today in Kentucky," said Biden, who was accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff. "Doug and I are showing up here in Waukesha. People are not only, you know, hurt physically, but also emotionally." Biden made those remarks at Waukesha City Hall after meeting privately with four of the six families who lost loved ones at the parade when Darrell E. Brooks, 39, allegedly drove an SUV into the celebration, killing six and injuring more than 60. Brooks has been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the incident. He is the lone suspect in the incident. At the same time, President Joe Biden was in Kentucky,...
    First lady Jill Biden visited children severely wounded from the Christmas parade massacre in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on Wednesday, also using the occasion to remind parents to vaccinate their children for coronavirus. The first lady visited two children who were severely injured during the attack at Children’s Wisconsin hospital, but her public remarks focused only on vaccinations. Biden visited with an 11-year-old girl who was still being treated at the hospital with a traumatic brain injury. She also visited with a 10-year-old girl who was suffering broken bones and a broken pelvis as well as a brain injury. During her remarks, the first lady spoke of young parents feeling “absolute terror” when their children were born, “because you know that this little fragile life is depending on you.” “We do absolutely everything we can to protect our kids,” she continued shifting to a discussion about the importance of parents getting their children the coronavirus vaccine shots. The first lady said she was “excited” to inform parents that families could now vaccinate their children over five, and she encouraged them to add...
    WAUKSHEA, Wis. (WLS) -- First Lady Jill Biden is in Wisconsin Wednesday, meeting with families of the victims of the Waukesha holiday parade tragedy.The First Lady and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, joined by the surgeon gentleman, also spent the afternoon at Wisconsin children's hospital thanking frontline workers for their enduring work against COVID-19.They visited the pediatric vaccine unit where the First Lady spoke about the ongoing need to inoculate children as the virus again surges ahead of the holiday.Some of the same doctors and nurses have also spent the last several weeks carefully tending to the bedsides of children injured in the Waukesha Christmas parade.RELATED: Waukesha vigil held for Wisconsin Christmas parade victims; 8 children still hospitalizedLast month, police say a fleeing felon sped through the city's annual Christmas parade, cutting down children and senior citizens, killing at least six and injuries dozens more. Darrell E. Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee faces murder charges in the incident.Dr. Biden and the second gentleman thanked the staff for caring for the shaken families that left more than a dozen children injured, including 8-year-old...
    (CNN)First lady Jill Biden is traveling to Wisconsin on Wednesday in part to comfort victims and families of the November Christmas parade tragedy in Waukesha.The trip comes while President Joe Biden is in Kentucky Wednesday, surveying damage and meeting with people impacted by deadly tornadoes there. The first lady is the first member of the administration to meet with anyone from Waukesha since the crash that killed six people and injured more than 60. Biden is being joined for her travels by second gentleman Doug Emhoff.Darrell E. Brooks, 39, allegedly drove an SUV through the Waukesha Christmas parade on November 21. Brooks has been charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the incident. He is the lone suspect in the incident.In addition meeting with those affected by the parade, Biden will also greet children who have received the Covid-19 vaccination. This portion of the visit is part of the first lady's ongoing efforts to raise awareness for children getting the vaccine, for which they are now eligible. Both of these events will take place at Children's Wisconsin hospital...
    WAUKESHA, Wis. (WLS) -- First Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff are set to visit Wisconsin next week.The White House says Biden and Emhoff will travel to New York City on Wednesday morning followed by stops in Milwaukee and Waukesha in the afternoon.RELATED: Waukesha vigil held for Wisconsin Christmas parade victims; 8 children still hospitalizedThe White House didn't release any additional details.Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, is still reeling after a man plowed through a Christmas parade with a vehicle last month, killing six people and injuring dozens more.Darrell E. Brooks, 39, of Milwaukee faces murder charges in the incident.SEE MORE: First Lady says White House Christmas decorations inspired by American familiesBiden was in Chicago in mid-October to mark the end of Hispanic Heritage Month.Associated Press contributed to this report.
    The White House announced Friday that first lady Jill Biden will travel to Waukesha, Wisconsin, next week–three weeks after the Christmas parade massacre. Darrell Brooks Jr. allegedly drove his SUV into a crowd of parade attendees killing six people and injuring more than 60. He is charged with six counts of first-degree intentional homicide. The first lady will travel to Waukesha on Wednesday with second gentleman Douglas Emhoff. It is unusual for a White House to send a first lady to fulfill the president’s “comforter-in-chief” role in times of national tragedy. It is unclear what level of engagement the first lady and Emhoff will have with victims and their families, but it is likely that they will address the attack in some fashion. News of Jill Biden’s trip broke after Biden received criticism for leaving early on an extended Thanksgiving holiday to Nantucket rather than traveling to Wisconsin to comfort the victims and their families. Biden also flew to Minnesota to promote his infrastructure bill a week later and did not stop in Waukesha. At the time, the White House argued that...
    Jill Biden said on Friday Americans will have a 'very happy holiday' even after inflation hit a four-decade high as she took part in an annaul tradition for first ladies - joining kids and Marines in packing toys for the annual Toys for Tots drive. 'They're going to have a very happy holiday,' Biden said to DailyMail.com when asked if Americans can have a happy holiday with Omicron and inflation.  The first lady visited Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Northern Arlington for the event, where she joined about 30 kids in sorting bikes, puzzles, balls, and other toys - including a Baby Yoda - into girls and boys bins for the annual toy drive. Her visit came as Americans are preparing for a tough holiday season.  Inflation reached its highest point in the last four decades - at 6.8% - due to problems with the supply chain compounded by high prices of food, gas and shelter. Even stripping out food and fuel, the Consumer Price Index climbed by 4.9% - a troubling sign that the economy isn't close to recovering from the...
    JILL Biden has been mocked after she admitted her role as first lady was “harder than I imagined,” saying she worked “24 hours a day”. Biden, 70, opened up in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning which is due to air this weekend. 4Jill Biden has admitted the job of being First Lady is 'harder than I imagined'Credit: Getty 4She claimed the role was more 'a lifestyle that you live'Credit: Getty "I think it’s a little harder than I imagined," the first lady said. "It’s not like a job that you do, it’s a lifestyle that you live." She claimed the position was unlike most jobs. "It’s not something you leave at 5 o’clock or at 3 o’clock," she told the network. "It’s 24 hours a day." Her comments have already been met with a furious backlash on social media. One commentator on Twitter said: “Jill Biden says being first lady is harder than she imagined well deal with it you guys cheated to get what you wanted do not feel sorry for you.” Most read in The US SunVERDICT IN...
    Jill Biden defended Joe Biden's mental health, calling questions about her husband's capabilities 'ridiculous' and saying he works 'almost 24 hours' a day. Biden sat down with CBS' Rita Braver at Camp David to talk about life in the White House - a rare TV interview from the private presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains.  In the conversation, she admitted being first lady was a 'little harder' than she expected, expressed optimism at what her husband can do in a highly-charged political environment of Washington, and dismissed recent polls showing Americans have questions about the president's mental fitness. 'I think that's ridiculous,' she said about those polling numbers. The first lady, who has gone on national tours to sell parts of the president's congressional agenda to the country, particularly in red states that supported Donald Trump, said her husband works 'almost 24 hours a day.'  'He keeps working at it. He's an eternal optimist, and he keeps working, Rita, like almost 24 hours a day, at creating relationships with Republicans as well as Democrats. To push his agenda forward. It's...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF) — KPIX 5 anchor Elizabeth Cook traveled to Washington this week for a one-to-one discussion with First Lady Jill Biden touching on a number of issues ranging from the battle with COVID to the infrastructure bill’s impact on education to her family’s first Christmas at the White House. Dr. Biden said the goal of her husband, President Joe Biden, and his administration has been from its very first day in office attempting to bring a divided country back together again. The theme the Bidens have chosen this year for the festive holiday decorations at the White House is ‘Gifts From The Heart.’ READ MORE: Citing Emergency Drought Conditions, Alameda County Imposes Water RestrictionsIt was a theme reflected in the decorations in the Christmas tree that stood next to Dr. Biden. Many of those decorations contained photos treasured by the First Family. “I think Joe is fixing things,” Dr. Biden said of the mood in Washington. “If you look at where we started when we came into office, I think he’s made such progress in so...
    WASHINGTON (CBS SF) — KPIX 5 anchor Elizabeth Cook traveled to Washington this week for a one-to-one discussion with First Lady Jill Baden touching on a number of issues ranging from the battle with COVID to the infrastructure bill’s impact on education to her family’s first Christmas at the White House. Dr. Biden said the goal of her husband, President Joe Biden, and his administration has been from its very first day in office attempting to bring a divided country back together again. The theme the Bidens have chosen this year for the festive holiday decorations at the White House is ‘Gifts From The Heart.’ READ MORE: Citing Emergency Drought Conditions, Alameda County Imposes Water RestrictionsIt was a theme reflected in the decorations in the Christmas tree that stood next to Dr. Biden. Many of those decorations contained photos treasured by the First Family. “I think Joe is fixing things,” Dr. Biden said of the mood in Washington. “If you look at where we started when we came into office, I think he’s made such progress in so...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden says being first lady “is a little harder than I imagined.” She tells “CBS Sunday Morning” in an interview set to air next week that her new role is a 24-hour undertaking and not the kind of job that ends at a certain hour. “I think it’s a little harder than I imagined,” the first lady said after being asked if she was prepared for what her new life would be like. “It’s not like a job that you do, it’s a lifestyle that you live, and it’s not something you leave at 5:00 or at 3:00. And it’s 24 hours a day.” In the interview, Jill Biden also scoffed at speculation about President Joe Biden’s mental fitness and said she understood why he cut a proposal for free community college from a major social welfare bill he’s trying to get Congress to pass. Her observation about being first lady all the time comes from someone who has lived most of her adult life in the public eye and has watched — and worked...
    Connecticut is getting ready to roll out the red carpet as the Nutmeg State prepares to welcome First Lady Jill Biden back to visit with Navy families. The White House announced that Biden will travel to Groton in New London County with Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro to visit with US Navy families of the USS Delaware at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9. Following that appearance, Biden and Toro are scheduled to attend a holiday gathering being held by the United Through Reading at the US Submarine Veterans Club in Groton at 5:15. p.m. The trip will mark the First Lady's second trip to Connecticut since President Joe Biden took office. Earlier story - First Lady Jill Biden Tours CT Elementary School With New Education Secretary In March, Biden and lifelong Meriden resident Miguel Cardona, the former Connecticut Education Commissioner took a tour of an area elementary school to see how students and teachers were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in the classroom.
    SINCE her husband took office on January 20, 2021, First Lady Jill Biden has been a busy woman with a booked schedule. The first lady has appeared alongside President Joe Biden at his White House speeches, the June G7 summit, and his visit to Russia. 2First Lady Jill Biden was in Tokyo on July 23 representing the US at the opening ceremony of the Olympic GamesCredit: AP Where is Jill Biden today? First Lady Jill Biden visited the World War II Memorial at the nation's capital alongside President Joe Biden for the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. There was a tribute to former Kansas Senator Bob Dole, a war veteran who helped get the memorial built. The wreath at the memorial contained a sunflower, which is the state flower of Kansas. Veteran Bob Dole passed away on Sunday, December 5, at the age of 98. 2Check out what Jill Biden has been up toCredit: AP Jill Biden timeline December 7, 2021: The first lady and President Joe Biden visited the World War II Memorial...
    WASHINGTON (WABC) -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is making history -- she's the first first lady to have a full time job outside the White House.The professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College is making education a top priority issue.Eyewitness News anchor Sade Baderinwa spoke with the first lady during her first winter holiday in the role.For decades, the first lady of the United States has helped decorate the White House for the holidays."I'm happy with the decorations, I think it reflects what I've seen in this country, and I've seen people from all walks of life -- our essential workers, our nurses and our doctors and our teachers and policemen -- how communities have come together to support one another," Biden said.Biden herself is an essential worker. She is still a full-time teacher, splitting her time between the White House and the classroom."I taught full-time when I was second lady and now as first lady I'm still teaching, I'm giving finals tomorrow, I just think I worked hard for my degree, it means a lot to me,...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — First Lady Jill Biden is encouraging the vaccination of children ages 5 to 11 in the fight against COVID-19. The first lady visited the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on Friday morning before she headed to Oklahoma for another event. Biden shook hands with kids at a vaccination clinic at CHOP on Friday. READ MORE: First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Omicron Variant Reported In PhiladelphiaEach kid receives a sticker proudly displaying their vaccination status. “I’m a teacher, I’m a mom, I’m a nana,” Biden said, “so I want to talk to all the parents out there.” The first lady is continuing a nationwide push, urging parents and guardians to vaccinate kids 5-11 now that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available to the youngest and most vulnerable population. “The vaccine has been thoroughly reviewed and rigorously tested,” she said.”It’s safe, it’s free and it’s available for every single child in this country ages 5 and up.” READ MORE: Deadline To Apply For FEMA Hurricane Ida Relief For New Jersey Residents Extended To JanuaryDoctors at CHOP are continuing their tireless...
    CBS2 News This Morning’s Suzanne Marques is in Washington, D.C., to interview First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. Follow along with her experiences here. By Suzanne Marques WASHINGTON (CBSLA) – What comes to mind when you think of the holidays? When I was a child, my mom would tie up toys in black trash bags, so we couldn’t see what she got us for Christmas. She’d hide them in her closet or in the garage. The holiday decor inside the White House in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is “Gifts from the Heart.” Dec. 1, 2021. (Credit: Suzanne Marques, CBSLA) These days, so many Amazon boxes arrive at our house Austin doesn’t look twice at the boxes piled up in my closet. Before the pandemic, I’d bring home bags from Target and the 99 Cents Store, and if I didn’t hide them immediately, he’d spot the bright label on a box, and it was over. Before he could speak, he’d fuss and point until I gave him the gift. There was no distracting him. His young mind didn’t understand that...
    JILL Biden faced an awkward moment as she read a Christmas story to children on Monday after one boy told her about his dead hamster. The first lady had invited the youngsters to the White House to read from her picture book when one told her his pet had got stuck under a cage door. 3Jill Biden read a Christmas story to children on Monday 3The first lady had invited the youngsters to the White House to read from her picture book when one told her his pet had died "Oh my word. Ok, let’s move on to happier things," Dr Biden replied. In the awkward clip the first lady had been speaking with the seven-to-eight-year-olds from a school in Maryland about their pets. As children told her about their dogs, cats and horses, one boy said: "We used to have hamsters and hedgehogs but one went under the cage door and then suffocated." Dr Biden - who teaches at  Northern Virginia Community College - had invited the children to the White House as part of...
    First lady Jill Biden was seen reading to children at the White House Monday without a mask. A video posted by CSPAN shows the maskless first lady reading in the State Dining Room to second graders from Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland , who were all made to wear masks and sit distanced from one another. MAKE THE YULETIDE GAY: NEW CHRISTMAS AD SHOWS MAN KISSING SANTA CLAUS "Did you get money under your pillow from the tooth fairy?" she asked the children. "Yeah? How much did you get?" One of the children answered that they got $1, while another child said they got $100 . "Wow, I'm gonna come sleep at your house," the first lady said. "I think I got a quarter." The first lady read her children's book Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops based on her late son, Beau. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden asks a group of kids visiting the White House how much money they get from the Tooth Fairy. pic.twitter.com/matJbvm373— The Recount (@therecount) November...
    First Lady Jill Biden appeared maskless Monday to read her book to a crowd of masked children in the White House. In a clip posted by CSPAN online, video shows the State Dining Room full of second graders from Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland, sitting apart from each other and all wearing masks, according to a first lady pool report. The report noted it was a total of 17 kids all wearing masks and wrist bands to indicate they had been COVID tested. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) FLOTUS came into the room to read a book she co-wrote with her granddaughter Natalie titled, “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,” the pool report noted. The first lady was not wearing a mask while the kids all had their faces covered. (RELATED: Jill Biden Defends Education Doctorate: ‘One Of The Things I’m Most Proud Of’) WATCH: First Lady Dr. Jill Biden asks a group of kids visiting the White House how much money they get from the Tooth Fairy. pic.twitter.com/matJbvm373 — The Recount (@therecount) November 29, 2021 ...
    WASHINGTON DC -- The White House unveiled its holiday decorations on Monday, going along with the theme selected this year by first lady Jill Biden, who titled her inspiration "Gifts from the Heart."East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden's theme was to showcase "things that unite and heal, and bring us together." Biden and the East Wing began planning for the holiday decorations in early summer, narrowing the ideas and beginning to visualize how it would come to fruition.In each of the public rooms of the White House -- which remains closed to visitors due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- there is an individual representation of the theme. The Library Room, with decorations of butterflies, reflects the "gift of learning," while the Vermeil Room notes the "gift of the visual arts" with Christmas wreaths made of paint-dipped paintbrushes and a tree of Pantone color sample ornaments.In the China Room, which displays the official china settings of previous presidential administrations year-round, a table was set "Nana style," according to Alexander, a nod to Biden's favorite family...
    (CNN)The White House unveiled its holiday decorations on Monday, going along with the theme selected this year by first lady Jill Biden, who titled her inspiration "Gifts from the Heart." East Wing communications director Elizabeth Alexander told CNN the idea for Biden's theme was to showcase "things that unite and heal, and bring us together." Biden and the East Wing began planning for the holiday decorations in early summer, narrowing the ideas and beginning to visualize how it would come to fruition. Decorations are seen in the Library during a press preview of the White House holiday decorations in Washington, DC on November 29, 2021. In each of the public rooms of the White House -- which remains closed to visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic -- there is an individual representation of the theme. The Library Room, with decorations of butterflies, reflects the "gift of learning," while the Vermeil Room notes the "gift of the visual arts" with Christmas wreaths made of paint-dipped paintbrushes and a tree of Pantone color sample ornaments. Holiday decorations are displayed in the...
    First Lady Jill Biden declined the opportunity to get a little wild on Saturday afternoon when she was offered a shot of alcohol by the owner of a bar she was having lunch at.  The educator, 70, dodged a possible hangover the day before her husband, President Joe Biden, gets to work dealing with the concerning new COVID-19 Omicron variant.  The first lady had gone on an afternoon shopping spree throughout downtown Nantucket on Saturday, walking the cobblestone sidewalks with a five-car motorcade and a gaggle of grandkids in her wake. At one point they stopped inside a seafood restaurant called Slip 14 - where a local outlet reported Dr. Biden got 'behind the bar.' 'First Lady Jill Biden was living it up behind the bar Saturday afternoon at Slip 14 on Old South Wharf on Nantucket,' the Nantucket Current reported. When asked to partake in a shot she reportedly said, 'No, my grandkids are here!' But today it's back to business for the Bidens - the president and his family returned to Washington this afternoon, hours after a White House...
    The office of first lady Jill BidenJill BidenBiden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Biden meets with Coast Guard on Thanksgiving Biden calls in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 'America's back' MORE said in a statement on Saturday that she would be revealing the White House’s holiday theme and decor on Monday, CNN reported. A National Guard family, who earlier this week was at the White House with Biden when the national Christmas tree was delivered, will join the first lady again for the reveal, her office said, according to the network.  D.C. National Guard Capt. Maryanne V. Harrell, along with her husband Levi and their three children, accompanied Biden earlier this week when the White House received its tree, and they will return again to the White House on Monday. One of Harrell’s children, Elliana, also had her second-grade class invited to the White House. Biden's office noted that she wanted to recognize the National Guard for their role in the nation’s COVID-19 response by having a National Guard family at the White House decor reveal, according...
    Jill Biden went on an afternoon-long shopping spree throughout downtown Nantucket on Saturday, walking the cobblestone sidewalks with a five-car motorcade and a gaggle of grandkids in her wake. The first lady popped into the shops along main street, browsing in Pageo Jewelers and Nalu of Nantucket before picking up some items at Polo Ralph Lauren. Grandkids Maisy, Hunter Jr., Natalie, and Naomi were spotted with her at various stops. They spent time in the posh shoe store Clorinda Antinori trying on options. Crowds gather to see the spectacle, waving and taking pictures with their cellphones.  She was easily seen given the nearly dozen Secret Service agents surrounding her and her motorcade moving along the street next to her as she walked the sidewalks. Wearing a long black coat and a purple scarf, Biden wished people a ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ and posed for selfies between stops. The Biden clan stopped for a late lunch at Slip 14, on the town’s Old Wharf, for a food break. It serves seafood such as calamari and local cod. Then it was back at it....
    (CNN)First lady Jill Biden will reveal the theme and decor for the White House holiday trimmings on Monday, her office announced.Biden will be joined by a National Guard family in honor of the National Guard's role in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, a statement from her office said Saturday. The presence of the National Guard family also honors all the Guard families spending their holidays away from loved ones.This year's National Guard family includes Capt. Maryanne V. Harrell, who serves as the unit commander for the District of Columbia Army National Guard Medical Detachment, her husband Levi, and their children Levi II, Marcus and Elliana. The Harrell family previously joined the first lady for the arrival of the official 2021 White House Christmas tree on Monday. First lady Jill Biden, right, and DC Army National Guard Capt. Maryanne V. Harrell and her family pose for a photo with the official 2021 White House Christmas Tree, grown in North Carolina, as it arrives at the White House on Nov. 22, 2021.Biden also invited Elliana's second-grade class from Malcolm Elementary School in...